One if the biggest complaints from people is that they either do not get enough sleep or that their sleep is interrupted multiple times during the night. The first step in tackling this problem is to heed expert advice such as these seven steps from the Mayo Clinic: stick to a sleep schedule, pay attention to what you eat and drink, create a bedtime ritual, get comfortable, limit daytime naps, include physical activity in your daily routine, and manage stress. Throw in children, pets, work, relationships, and life in general and often this advice is not practical or still does not assisted in a rested night’s sleep.
This is where neurofeedback can be the key to unlocking one of the most sought after goals of adulthood, restful sleep. Neurofeedback protocols designed specifically to elicit the proper brain wave rhythms have shown improvement in test subjects. Using a modified SMR (sensorimotor) protocol, one study had improved sleep in all 12 of its participants. Along with improved quality, there were also signs of decreased excessive daytime sleepiness and an improvement in hyperarousal. Outside of this particular study, most studies with neurofeedback related to other symptoms (ADD/ADHD, addiction, seizures, etc.) have shown an unexpected finding of improved sleep in nearly off those people as well.
Sleep plays vital role in mental fitness and awareness. The brain needs “down time” to process, organize, and make sense of all that it experiences during the day. Neurofeedback assists the brain by coaxing it back into its natural rhythmic waves between the conscious and unconscious of arousal and rest. The Clear Mind Center of Boulder uses an operant reward system that teaches the brain to relax allowing for a many nights of sound, productive sleep.
For $150, we can perform a Brain Map to identify areas of the brain that may be causing your symptoms as well as a one-to-one consultation with Dr. Ian to discuss the results and his recommendations. Because every person is unique, protocols and therapies are tailored specifically to each individual to produce the best possible outcomes. Neurofeedback is a proven step in restoring sleep, happiness, and health.